daffodil [-s] n
med. L. affodillus; the initial /d/ may be the result of regressive assimilation; see asphodel.
- Bulbous blooming plant; bulb of the genus Narcissus whose blossoms are yellow, white, or purple.
- Golden cup-shaped bloom; trumpet-like blossom of early spring; [fig.] rejuvenation; symbol of death, burial, life, and resurrection.
- Yellow color; golden light of sunset.